Domenico Luciano

Domenico Luciano was born in Naples, Italy and in 1999, he graduated from Royal Teatro di San Carlo Ballet School in Naples. That same year, he joined the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf, Germany. After dancing with several companies in Europe including Europadance in France, Maggio Danza in Florence, Teatro Dell’Opera in Rome and Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Domenico joined Tulsa Ballet in 2004 as a Demi-Soloist. In 2005, he joined Dominic Walsh Dance Theater in Houston as Principal Dancer. He joined Colorado Ballet in 2013. His repertoire not only includes many of the classical principal leading roles, he also excels in contemporary works.

Hometown:
Naples, Italy

Dance training and awards:
Graduated from Royal Teatro di San Carlo Ballet School in Naples in 1999
Received the Leonide Massine award in Positano, Italy as Best Male Dancer of the Year in 2003
Houston Press named him as “Best Dancer” in 2008
Received the "Young Talent Award" in Florence, Italy at DANZAINFIERA in 2010

Joined Colorado Ballet:
2013

Promotions:
Promoted to Principal in 2014

Selected roles and ballets:
Romeo, Paris, and Benvolio in both Sir Kenneth MacMillan and John Cranko's Romeo & Juliet
Romeo and Paris in Amedeo Amodio’s Romeo & Juliet with Eleonora Abbagnato
Etoile with Paris Opera Ballet
Solor in Derek Deane’s La Bayadere
The Prince in Derek Deane’s The Nutcracker
Albrecht in Derek Deane’s Giselle
In the Night by Jerome Robbins
Onegin in John Cranko’s Onegin
Roland Petit's Ma Pavlova with international ballerina Lucia Lacarra
Don Jose with the National Ballet of China in Carmen
George Balanchine’s La Valse
Nacho Duato’s Jardi Tancat and Without Words
Orfeo in Carole Armitage’s Orfeo and Eurydice
Matz Ek’s Pas de Dans
Jirí Kylián’s Double You and 27’52’’
White Swan in the White Swan pas de deux from Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake
Le Spectre de la Rose, Desire in Sleeping Beauty
Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet
The Firebird with Paris Opera Ballet Étoile Marie-Agnès Gillot

More about Domenico: 
As an international Principal Guest Artist, Domenico has danced in productions with Tulsa Ballet, Ballet Quad Cities, The Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Atlanta Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, National Ballet of China and The New National Theater in Tokyo. He has also been invited to various national and international galas and dance festivals. Pointe Magazine named him “Standouts: Our 12 favorite performances of 2009.”

Photos: Domenico Luciano by Allen Birnbach

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